Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations

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Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch is one of the top guest ranches in the world, hosting guests every summer to give you a taste of the West. We offer unlimited horseback riding for an adventurous, authentic vacation.





Shetland Ponies in Cardigans: Only in Scotland

Some of you might have already seen a few of these photographs circling around the internet, but in case you didn't, we here at Black Mountain Ranch had to make sure that you did. Yep, you haven't read incorrectly, that was in fact Shetland Ponies in Cardigans. In an effort to drum up some attention for VisitScotland, Fivla and Vitamin took center stage. They didn't seem to mind the attention, either. Needless to say, you don't have to worry about us getting any fancy ...

Wranglin' Wednesdays - Good Tidings To Y'all!

  Hey everyone! Merry Christmas, even if it is a day late! I'm really busy with last minute moving details, but I wanted to write a blog post anyway to see how everyone was doing. What did y'all get for Christmas? I got a few odds and ends, but the big thing I wanted was my father's custom-made Buffalo Saddlery saddle, which he gave to me! Now I just need to fork out the money to get a new saddle pad (American flag style, baby!), and find someone who can make me a matching breast ...

Wranglin' Wednesdays - Bug Off

  Hello everyone! I hope y'all are havin' a nice week, and if not, well, I hope it gets better! We're going to continue on our medical discourse today, because I'm off on a tangent now, and there's nothing worse than Katie off on a tangent. What now, you ask? Equine infectious anemia. A little easier to pronounce than last week's disease, but we'll settle for EIA, because it's kind of difficult to type. Equine infectious anemia can also be called swamp fever, or, the most ...

Thursday’s Treats for the Entire Family this Holiday Season

It’s already December 13th if you can believe it. 2012 is almost over, and Christmas is nearly here. How many of you have your shopping done already? Or have at least started? This year I did some planning in advance by making a list with what I’m getting each one of my family members and friends. (Normally I am the Queen of procrastination and last minute, and all my shopping is done a few days beforehand without knowing what I’m getting everyone… which gets a little hectic.) This year I’ll ...

Horse Loggers: Nature's Companion

  Simon Lenihan, a full time commercial horse logger, removes a Scots Pine tree from the Balmoral Estate with Salome Du Pre Renier, a 4 year old Belgian Ardennes horse, on Dec. 11 in Balmoral, Scotland. I'm the first to admit, I am a sucker when it comes to equine photography and these images were too beautiful and interesting for me to pass by. As a little girl growing up, I had a handful of truly remarkable experiences being surround by beautiful horses. My father was ...

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The Beauty of Colorado

Have you ever traveled to a dude ranch? Spending a week in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado is a wonderful horseback riding vacation for the entire family to enjoy! We offer pack camp trips, fly fishing, skeet and trap shooting, and of course plenty of time on horseback. All meals are included in your package, so no need to worry about a thing when you spend a week at our ranch!

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A Sample Week at BMR!

Every week is different but the fun is always the same!  If you're curious about the week start here! 






Colorado Dude Ranch Vacations - Black Mountain Ranch

Registered and insured Colorado Outfitter #1343.
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service

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